Defense Secretary Robert Gates mandates new organization ; operational, budget issues to be sorted out in coming months.
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The results of an ongoing review will help lawmakers make informed decisions about the future of the pay-for-performance arrangement, White House says.
The same circumstances that assured Obama’s election have helped him press forward with sweeping policy proposals.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he does not back congressional efforts to add more F-22 Raptor fighter jets or C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes to Air Force arsenal.
Democratic leaders hope to finish all 12 appropriations measures before end of the fiscal year.
Commutes to Silver Spring, Md., campus are disrupted by train collision, but no major injuries are reported among workforce.
The spending measure is $4.5 billion above the fiscal 2009 enacted level.
Subrecipients, vendors will have to provide detailed information on how Recovery Act dollars are spent.
Representative of the corporations says it is misleading to focus on where they are based or perform projects.
Defense measure is expected to pass by a wide margin.